Tag: Clarke & Dawe

Our biannual post about Clarke & Dawe

Given the locally-made comedy that’s served up to us it would be easy to assume that large numbers of Australians wouldn’t be interested in watching two men in their 60s, sitting on stools, delivering three minutes of hardcore political... Read More »

Ashes to Ashes

The Australian cricket team’s performance may have been variable this Ashes, but Warwick Todd’s output in his weekly Ashes column for the Herald-Sun has raised plenty of... Read More »

Spit roast hog

If you gave a video camera to a student revue and asked them to make a news parody The Roast is probably what you’d get. Indeed, if you look at the biographies of the show’s cast and writers it’s notable that many of them are barely out of... Read More »

The ABC of Getting Bumped From 7.30

So it seems the rumours are true: Clarke & Dawe and 7.30 have broken up: It’s been rumoured for some time and now it’s clear, John Clarke and Bryan Dawe have been dropped by ABC’s 7:30, but have been retained in a weekly stand-alone comedy spot. They will now be seen at the new time... Read More »

Australian Tumbleweeds 2012 – The Results

The results of the Australian Tumbleweed Awards... Read More »

Time for John Clarke & Bryan Dawe?

John Clarke doesn’t do many interviews, so it’s interesting that he was the subject of a long article on TV Tonight the other... Read More »

C&D Music Factory

So on Wednesday while doing our usual browse through the lists of upcoming DVD releases in the desperate hope that someone will finally bring out a Newstopia collection – or more realistically considering our tastes, a Let Loose Live / Live From Planet Earth box set with cast & crew commentary – we noticed something... Read More »

Thinking About Political Comedy?

Here’s a question: when exactly did Australian political comedy go soft? Put another way, when Shaun Micallef, cuddly game-show host and master of light-hearted surrealism, can moderately startle at least one of the hard-boiled Tumbleweeds team by confusing John Howard’s biography with Mein Kampf and making a Tony Abbott joke based on not quite calling... Read More »

Things to be kind of positive about

You know us, we're not exactly the home of Australian comedy positivity. So as balance here are a small number of Australian comedy things which may not want to make you slash your wrists. Well, not slash them heaps of... Read More »

A load of balls

New Australian comedy was back on the box this week, with the debut of Santo, Sam and Ed's Sports Fever! and the return of a few shows including Balls of Steel Australia and Clarke &... Read More »

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